Posts Tagged ‘beans’

Fresh Mushroom Three-Bean Salad

This easy-to-make vegetarian bean salad is perfect for a side dish at any summer grilling event.

Yield: 4 portions

Serving Size: 2 cups prepared salad


10 ounces (about 3 cups) fresh white mushrooms, quartered
1 jar (about 7 ounces; about 3/4 cup) Roasted red peppers, drained, cut in strips
1 can (15 ounces) white beans (cannellini), 50% less sodium , drained
1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans (cannellini), 50% less sodium , drained
1 can (15 ounces) Black beans, rinsed and drained
2 Celery ribs, sliced
1 cup Parmesan cheese, coarsely shredded, divided
3 cup Italian salad dressing, no salt added, homemade or prepared
1 cup chopped fresh parsley


In a large bowl combine mushrooms, peppers, the three kinds of beans, celery and 1/4 cup of the cheese. Add dressing and parsley; toss to coat well. Stir in parsley. Serve topped with remaining cheese. Variations: To make this a main dish, add cooked chicken, sliced pepperoni, kielbasa or ham.


Calories: 520; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 2040mg; Protein: 40g; Total Carbohydrate: 78g; Dietary Fiber: 19g

Mushroom Chili


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 pounds (about 7-1/2 cups) white button mushrooms, sliced
8 ounces (about 2-1/2 cups) shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
1 can (19 ounces) white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives


In a large saucepan heat oil until hot; add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder and cumin; cook until fragrant about 30 seconds. Add white and shiitake mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add stewed tomatoes, beans, olives and 1/2 cup water. Simmer uncovered, to blend flavors, about 10 minutes.

Serve with tortillas; garnished with shredded lettuce, diced fresh tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese, if desired.